Caucasian Ovcharka Society of America
The Caucasian Shepherd Dog is a harmonious built, large, strong dog with plenty of bone and a powerful muscular system of a slight rectangular format.
Sexual dimorphism is well pronounced. Males are masculine with well developed withers and a bigger head in comparison with females. They are also more massive, bigger and often shorter in body than females.
In dogs with longer coat-variety, males have a distinctly pronounced mane.
The body length exceed the height at withers by 3% to 8%. The length of the forelegs averages 50% to 52% of the height at the withers. The length of the skull correlates with the length of the muzzle as 3:2.